First post, by ildonaldo
please find here my latest PC recreation from the year 2000 (that I hadn't been able to afford by that time):
Mainboard: Medion 2000 Ver. 2 (MSI MS-6318 OEM), Apollo Pro 133A, mATX
CPU: Pentium III, 1000MHz, FSB 133, Coppermine/EB, cooler with silent NB-Fan
RAM: 512 MB (2x 256MB), D-RAM, PC-133U non-ECC, Samsung, M366S3253ETS-C7A
2D/3D-graphics: 3Dfx Voodoo 5 5500, 64MB, AGP
Soundcard: Soundblaster Audio PCI 128, CT5880 (ES1371), onboard
HDD: Maxtor D740X-6L, 20GB IDE
ODD: Pioneer DVD-104SZ, CD/DVD Slot-In Drive IDE
FDD: 1.44 MB 3.5", Sony MPF420-1
Case: NoName microATX
PSU: ATX 350W, Be quiet! Pure Power, BQT L7-350W
OS: Windows 98SE (incl. Updates)
OK, the PSU is non period, but I wouldn't recommend to fire up rare vintage hardware with a cheap firecracker PSU from 2000.
I spent some thoughts about the mobo+CPU combination to use with the 5500 ...
I would have liked to use a tualatin but than it wouldn't be a 2000 build and good tualatin-boards and CPUs are hard to come by / got quite expensive.
But for the Voodoo 5 5500 a coppermine is appropriate - back in 2000 I had mine running with a SuperSocket 7 and a AMD K6-III+/550.
Plus the majority of the newer boards (post 2000) don't have the AGP 2x slot that the 5500 needs to fit in.
All I need now is one of this domed "3Dfx" case badges 😀
PC #1: AMD 486DX2-80/UMC 8881/16MB SIMM/S3 Trio64V+/1.44/1GB HDD/ODD/DOS+Win3.1
PC #2: IDT W2A-200/TritonTX/128MB SD/Millenium II+m3d/2.88+1.2 FDD/1GB HDD/ODD/Win95
PC #3: AthlonXP 3200+/nForce2-400/2GB-400 DDR1/9800Pro/ZIP 750/200GB HDD/ODD/WIN XP SP3